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    What tech binding for my kid?

    Im not experienced enough with the current tech bindings so I need some recommendations. A friend just gave us some free Scarpa Skookum for my son. Hes like 5 tall and 80#. Shredder. Looking for something basic to get him into a lighter weight backcountry setup now that he fits adult boots. Hes got a setup with a frame binding but hes ready for the next step. Im in the market for used if youve got something to sell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~mikey b View Post
    Im not experienced enough with the current tech bindings so I need some recommendations. A friend just gave us some free Scarpa Skookum for my son. Hes like 5 tall and 80#. Shredder. Looking for something basic to get him into a lighter weight backcountry setup now that he fits adult boots. Hes got a setup with a frame binding but hes ready for the next step. Im in the market for used if youve got something to sell.
    Ion 10 has a low din setting of 4. Would that be low enough?

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    Yeah that would be the place to start

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    There's also the Dynafit Rotation 7.

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    older fritchi frame bindings as well, cheap, easy to step in/out

    can cut down/mod.

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    Done that. Time for something lighter.

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    What DIN is he at? Plum has had some low release options over the years.

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    Seconded the Ion 10. Release value down to 4, and they're really easy to use.

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    Fritschi Tecton would be ideal for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~mikey b View Post
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    That should be pretty easy as most Dynafits start at 4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunder View Post
    Fritschi Tecton would be ideal for him.
    This is probably the route I would go just based on the safety features alone, plus that power transmission with the step in heel is money. No idea how low the din goes though
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    Tectons are 5-12 RV.

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    I went with dynafit superlights for my kids.
    4 din is fine for them.
    Weight on feet matters when your 75lbs.
    They're not skiiing gnar in the backcountry so i don't see the point of a tecton style binding.
    Using leashes not brakes we've had one instance of runaway ski due to careless handling so if you go that route make sure they know the deal.

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    I think B&D designs has aftermarket springs to lower the DIN to sub 4

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    ATK RT 2.0 lightweight is rated to 65 Kg. skier weight but I use them at 165# with light pack / gear. Always easy to step in, and quite light even with brakes. I've not worried about skiing them over recommended weight, they're the same as RT 2.0 standard with lighter springs, din 4 - 8. Worth a look.

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